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Catclaw Acacia
CATCLAW ACACIA
Acacia greggii

Catclaw Acacia takes its name from the curved thorns that are found along its smaller branches. A hardy specimen, this species is drought tolerant and can live up to 130 years. Established trees can survive without supplemental irrigation, but do best with a monthly deep soaking during the summer.

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GARDENING BASICS
Type: Trees
Hardiness: 0˚F
Water: Low
Sun Exposure:
GROWTH
Growth Rate: Slow/Moderate
Average Size: 15’ H × 20’ W
Coverage: 236 square feet
FOLIAGE
Foliage Type: Deciduous
Foliage Color: Gray/Green
FLOWERS & FRUITS
Flower Color: Yellow or cream colored oblong ‘puff’
Flower Season:
Fruit: Red-Brown seed pods
MORE COMMENTS
Thorns: Yes
Allergies: Mildly allergenic
Do not remove more than 30% of the canopy during the summer as this can lead to sunburn injuries that can later be invaded by wood boring insects